Do you love the tale of Anastasia so much that you need to see it on Broadway? Well, good for you!
No, seriously, good for you. Because the Russian story about the youngest daughter of the last tsar is hitting Broadhurst Theatre in April 2017. Producers Bill Taylor and Tom Kirdahy said in a statement:
“After finishing a record breaking run in Hartford, we look forward to bringing the magic of Anastasia to Broadway audiences next spring. In Hartford, we saw people ages 8-100 travel from all over the world to enjoy Anastasia’s enduring story. We are thrilled to have Christy, Derek, John and Caroline leading our company again for the Broadway premiere.”
Anastasia, which was made popular in 1997 with an animated movie starring Meg Ryan and Christopher Lloyd, is a musical which started on the Hartford Stage in Connecticut. The cast includes Christy Altomare (Mamma Mia) as Anya, Derek Klena (Dogfight) as Dmitry, John Bolton (A Christmas Story: The Musical) as Vlad Popov and Caroline O’Connor (Chicago) as Countess Lily Malevsky-Malevitch. No word on who will play Rasputin, but more cast will be announced at a later date.
Now go brush up on the grim story of Anastasia, and then buy tickets this fall.